Master's Program

Last spring, graduate admissions to Conflict Resolution Program were paused for academic year 2018-19 in order to permit program review and revision.  For now, that pause remains in effect for 2019-2020 admissions as well. However, as program revisions move forward, the admissions pause will be reviewed at regular intervals.

The Conflict Resolution Program will provide an update to students and other stakeholders concerning graduate admissions no later than January, 2019. Please watch this site for news and information. In the meantime, thank you for your interest in Conflict Resolution at Portland State University!


Master’s degree holders are prepared for leadership positions in conflict management and intervention in governmental, non-governmental, and corporate settings at the local, regional, national and international levels. Graduate students emphasize implications of diverse perspectives and skills development for leadership in conflict and peace intervention, focusing on perspectives, strategies and processes at the organizational and institutional level of conflict transformation and peacebuilding.